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Our Successes and Our Challenges
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
4 pm – 9pm
Featuring guest speaker Judy Wicks
An event co-sponsored by: Pioneer Valley Local First and
the Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network
4:00 – 5:00 Cash bar, snacks, networking
5:00 – 6:00 Lightning talks from local experts (email
to propose a talk)
6:00 – 6:30 Networking
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 Judy Wicks, Q&A, and pvSustain membership drive
1 Atwood Drive
$40 pvSustain members
Table of 8:
Click here to become a pvSustain member today!
Space is limited—register now!
2. Mail check payable to Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Inc to:
60 Congress St, First Floor
Springfield, MA 01104
3. Register and pay using Paypal
Or call 413-781-6045 for more info. Scholarships available.
Sponsored by the Center for EcoTechnology
Underwritten by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Craig Della Penna
Guest Speaker: Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Café on the first floor of her Philadelphia row house in 1983. As the restaurant grew, so did her notion that the strength of her business relied upon the quality of its locally grown ingredients. Envisioning how strengthening relationships among independent, community-rooted enterprises could inspire profound social change, she founded the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia in 2001, and co-founded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies that same year. Judy also founded Fair Food in 2000, dedicated to building a local food system in the Philadelphia region. In 2009, she sold the White Dog through a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers, composting and using renewable energy. Her book, Good Morning, Beautiful Business was published by Chelsea Green, in March, 2013.